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high tide

a. the tide at its highest level
b. the time at which it reaches this

high tide

[′hī ¦tīd]
(oceanography)
The maximum height reached by a rising tide. Also known as high water.
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It was still early morning, and everything was at its high tide of activity.
It was now nearly the hour of high tide, but the waves were so great that in their troughs the shallows of the shore were almost visible, and the schooner, with all sails set, was rushing with such speed that, in the words of one old salt, "she must fetch up somewhere, if it was only in hell".
At high tide the returning water assaulted the ledges of rock in short rushes, ending in bursts of livid light and columns of spray, that flew inland, stinging to death the grass of pastures.
They came in a troop, hustled along in the shadow by innumerable little hurried waves, swifter than the waves that rush over the sands at high tide, little night-waves foaming under the moon, under the fiery head that was like a moon.
The storm hit IrelandAaAaAeAcs fourth largest city, Galway, particularly ha as high tides late on Tuesday forced road closures and wreaked havoc for shop owners.
Residents living in coastal communities are being warned that strong winds, combined with a period of high tides, could mean large waves and beach material could be thrown onto seafronts, roads and coastal properties, which could result in injuries or danger to life.
Richard OCallaghan, Duty Manager at the Environment Agency, said: Were expecting to see a combination of high tides and winds leading to an increased tidal surge for Saturday around midday.
A COMBINATION of high tides and strong winds cause waves to come crashing over the promenade in several places along the Mersey waterfront.
An Uber taxi driver got caught in the high tides of Holy Island and tried to cross the causeway despite warning signs
A WARNING was issued last night of potential coastal flooding in some parts of Wales as high tides were forecast for overnight.
Comparison between these periods will reduce the bias of counting birds during low and high tides periods alone.
A FLOOD alert is still in place as high tides batter coastal communities across North Wales.